Cyst On Face | Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Sebaceous Cysts

Cyst on the Face

There are many factors and reasons why these sebaceous cysts seem to spring out of nowhere. At first, anyone would find this annoying and a nuisance, especially if it’s located in the face area. Cysts on face usually start with small bumps that hurts deep in the skin. That area on your face also feels a bit sore. There are various causes of cysts and knowing the cause will help prevent the cyst from recurring.

Some of the common causes of Sebaceous Cysts on Face are:

  • A result of excessive sebum or grease that gets stuck and accumulates in the pores of an individual.
  • Hormonal changes can also affect these cysts to sprout
  • Exposure to stress. Stress can alter the homeostasis and balance of an individual thus resulting to growth of unwanted bumps.

How to Prevent Cyst on Face and Sebaceous Cysts

Here are some tips that can help prevent occurrence of facial sebaceous cysts:

  • Maintain a healthy and nutritious diet. Food rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants help keep your skin healthy and keep cysts away.
  • Take enough rest and have a good nights sleep. Being able to rest allows you to feel rejuvenated and relaxed boosting your mood and keeping you in good health.
  • Observe proper hygiene. Take a bath regularly and always take good care of your skin and health.
  • Avoid being stress by undertaking yoga, exercises and mediation.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. By constantly hydrating your cells, you get to keep your skin healthy and glowing.

Home Remedies and Treatment for Sebaceous Cysts

Here are some natural and organic tips to treat facial cysts:

  • Don’t squeeze the cyst. Although very tempting, avoid doing so. It would only aggravate and cause more complications if you prick it.
  • If there is pain or tenderness, apply warm compress to the area using a cloth and allow the heat to relax the area.
  • Observe proper hygiene.
  • Wash the affected area regularly with soap and water and pat it dry with a clean towel.
  • Do not let dust and dirt accumulate in the area around the cysts. This helps avoid infection and the growth of bacteria.


  1. jade said:

    I have got another cyst on my armpit. I had the last one removed from the other pit. I have suffered for two years with it now and finally get to see a surgeon for treatment. I hope they knock me out if they do remove it. It was very painful last time.

    October 29, 2009
    • Sam said:

      Armpit Cysts or lumps and infections on the surface of the skin of the armpit may be caused by shaving or use of antiperspirants (not deodorants). Abscesses under the skin may also produce large, painful lumps in the armpit.
      A number of times this happens with adolescents when they just start to shave their armpits.

      Lumps may occur when lymph nodes are swollen due to bacterial or viral infections, vaccinations, and cancer.

      Armpit cysts in a woman should be taken very seriously and a number of checks must be performed to ensure these are not signs of breast cancer or related illnesses.

      November 2, 2009
  2. DR said:

    I have developed a sebaceous cyst on the very bottom of my nut sack above my anus, it is about the size of a quarter. It hurts when I walk. I am trying the hot cloth with tooth paste. Please suggest some remedy for this painful sebaceous cyst.

    July 13, 2010
  3. Joe said:

    I have two cysts on my cheek and they look more like holes than bumps. The holes have seemed to get bigger over the months. I have visited the dermatologist a few times within the last two years and nothing he has done or gave has worked. Don’t know what to do to stop them getting bigger or spreading?

    December 20, 2010
  4. K T said:

    hi. I have regular cysts coming up around my cheeks close to my nose and mouth area, and I have tried everything there is possible, but it has come to a point where I can’t put anything on my face because it hurts way too much, please help me?

    January 7, 2011
  5. V V said:

    I’m on some medication called enbrel for rheumatoid arthritis. I’ve noticed the last few yrs since being on it, I’ve developed small fluid filled cysts on my face which look like acne, but up close aren’t. I gave up with spot creams as decided they aren’t spots… currently on TCP to dry them up, but they’ll just come back. Even on tetracylin (mild antibiotic for acne) but as they’re not typical spots… this doesn’t seem to work either. Anyone else on this medication and have these symptoms? Otherwise, any ideas how to beat this?

    January 31, 2011
  6. MH said:

    The only way I have been able to get rid of these cysts is with an antibiotic. I’ve been told that the cysts are called Adult Acne and are caused by a virus. Don’t know if that is true or not. A dermatologist will be able to diagnosis them right away and give a prescription for antibiotics.

    February 20, 2011
  7. Sarah said:

    If nothing else works and the cyst problem is bad, not just one or two, then try Accutane. It works wonders.

    January 3, 2012
  8. KA said:

    I am suffering from cysts from a very long time. The cysts appear on different part of my face: earlobe, cheeks, near the ears, eye brows and even the neck. I removed one of the cysts through surgery. There was one only cyst at that time. After removing that cyst, more cysts started popping up right on my face. My face is almost scarred black with different black shades. Did the surgery of the first cyst cause these multiple outburst of cysts later in the facial region?

    January 6, 2012
  9. NK said:

    My son has a cyst right below his eye. It actually moves and I have heard that Cold Castor Oil works. Has anyone ever heard of it, does it actually work? Please let me know. He is a roofer and it is almost impossible for him to keep it clean while at work.

    March 22, 2012
  10. CT said:

    I have a cyst right in the middle of my forehead at first it was green now it is scabbed because I picked it. I am very ashamed. I’m getting it removed by surgery will it hurt? Also will it cause my skin to react and make more? I have become very conscious about it, and I cover my eyes with my hair just to hide the cyst.

    June 4, 2012
    • PUP said:

      Surgical removal will not hurt as it is done under anesthesia. There is hardly any chance of skin reaction or re-occurrence once the cyst sac is completely removed. Keep aside your anticipatory anxiety and with confidence go for this minor surgical procedure.

      June 5, 2012
  11. DV said:

    I am suffering with cysts and I was told that it is hereditary. I have one cyst on my jaw and it has got infected in the last few days. Now it has become larger and very tender to the touch. Is it most likely to flare up and then settle down again? Do I need to go to the doctor?

    June 5, 2012
    • PUP said:

      Yes, you should consult the doctor to find the type of cyst. As the cyst is infected you may experience pain and tenderness. After examining, the doctor may give antibiotics to stop further infection. He may also suggest its surgical removal if required. Meanwhile you can apply warm compresses on the area using a cloth. This will ease pain.

      June 6, 2012

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